Contact the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) 

The Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)’s office is located on Imperial’s South Kensington Campus.
Level 4 Faculty Building
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ
General enquiries:

Emily Roche - Executive Officer to the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) 
Responsible for facilitating the coordination of a range of high-level cross-college initiatives, promoting efficient information and idea exchange, ensuring alignment with our overarching research and enterprise goals, as well as the College's broader mission and strategy. Additionally, Emily plays a crucial part in cultivating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for both staff and students by supporting the development of multidisciplinary research initiatives and establishing strategic relationships with various internal and external partners, including research funders and corporate collaborators.  Emily leads the VPRE Office team to deliver exceptional strategic support and oversee the smooth operation of the Office and its broader remit. 

Contact Emily ( in the first instance for all non-diary related queries.

Emma Neave - Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) 
The core responsibilities of Emma's role revolve around supporting the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) to ensure the best use of her time, focusing on diary management, meeting coordination and travel planning.  In addition to these core duties, Emma provides finance support.

Contact Emma ( in the first instance for all diary-related queries.

Lara Breckon - Operations and Projects Officer
Lara collaborates closely with the Executive Officer, Operations and Projects Officer, and Executive Assistant to ensure efficient office operations, including research and data analysis for informed decision-making. Lara also manages various projects, ranging from research to sensitive initiatives. Her role encompasses scoping, planning, implementation, communication, and risk assessment for projects, providing essential support, and serving as a primary contact for project-related inquiries.

Contact Lara ( in the first instance for queries relating to the Early Career Researcher Institute (ECRI), External Visits, and Prizes and Awards. 

Caitlin o'Shea - Operations and Projects Officer 
The Operations and Projects Officer involves a wide array of responsibilities, including project management, operational oversight, and communications within the Vice-Provost's area of responsibility. Caitlin serves as the primary liaison for all VPRE communications, managing platforms like X and LinkedIn while covering internal developments, external commitments, and events. Key tasks also include supporting regular meetings, including UREB and RAG, and facilitating the development of the Impact Strategy. Additionally, they draft various documents, including thought pieces, and facilitate processing institutional letters of support.

Contact Caitlin ( with inquiries about the Impact Strategy, Letters of Support, VPRE communications, UREB, and RAG. 

Natalie Applegarth  - Operations and Projects Officer (Engagement) 
The Operations and Projects Officer (Engagement) will play a crucial role in providing strategic support and coordination to foster the growth and enhancement of Imperial's institutional partnerships. This encompasses overseeing external partnerships, guiding the Global Challenge Institutes, and nurturing the development of the College's Centres and Networks of Excellence. This position serves as a vital link between external partnerships, offering assistance, streamlining processes, and actively fostering engagement throughout the College community. A key aspect involves nurturing strong collaborative relationships with both external and internal stakeholders, aiming to fortify and expand partnerships for mutual success.

Contact Natalie (  in the first instance regarding  Imperial Centres and Networks of Excellence and our key external strategic partnerships (ARIA, Rosalind Franklin Institute, Henry Royce Institute, Alan Turing Institute, Faraday Institution and Rio Tinto).